1998 NFL ATS Standings
Here are the final NFL standings for the 1998 professional football season. Included are the straight up records, ats records, points scored, points allowed, yards per play, and yards per play allowed for the teams.
REGULAR SEASON & PLAYOFFS
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. Points||Avg. Points Allowed||YPPL||DYPPL|
|GREEN BAY PACKERS||11-7-0||7-8-2||25.7||21.1||5.6||4.9|
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||7-9-0||7-8-1||20.4||22.7||4.9||5.0|
|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||9-9-0||7-8-2||19.8||21.1||5.2||5.1|
|NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||6-10-0||10-6-0||19.1||22.4||4.9||5.7|
|NEW YORK GIANTS||8-8-0||8-8-0||17.9||19.3||4.5||5.2|
|NEW YORK JETS||13-5-0||13-5-0||25.6||17.4||5.6||4.9|
|SAN DIEGO CHARGERS||5-11-0||6-9-1||15.1||21.4||4.5||4.4|
|SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||14-5-0||7-9-2||29.3||21.2||6.4||5.6|
|ST LOUIS RAMS||4-12-0||5-11-0||17.8||23.6||4.7||5.1|
|TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||8-8-0||8-8-0||19.6||18.4||4.9||4.9|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NFL seasons below.
Recap of the 1998 NFL Football Season
The 1998 NFL draft saw some of the most proficient players chosen. With the #1 Pick overall the Indianapolis Colts selected Peyton Manning from Tennessee. Running Back Fred Taylor was chosen #9 by Jacksonville. Wide Receiver Randy Moss was taken #21 by the Minnesota Vikings. Other notable players selected in later rounds included Samari Rolle (46), Ahman Green (76), Hines Ward (91) and Matt Hasselback (187).
The 79th NFL campaign saw tinted visors on helmets outlawed. The season also saw the rise of premier NFL coach Jon Gruden.
The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos sat themselves once again atop the AFC with a record of 14-2. The New York Jets were a surprise as the teams finished with the 2nd seed going 12-4. Jacksonville gained the 3rd seed spot with a record of 11-5. Miami, Buffalo and New England rounded out the competition for the AFC. The Minnesota Vikings had a stellar year winning 15 games for the first time since the Chicago Bears in 1985. The Falcons also sat pretty with a record of 14-2. Perennial favorites Dallas, San Francisco and Green Bay made it to the postseason with 6th seed Arizona squeaking in.
Brett Favre and Steve Young duked it out for most passing yards in 1998. Favre came out on top as he threw for 4,212 yards. Young however, led all quarterbacks in touchdowns with 36. Rookie Peyton Manning lit up the stage in 1998 by finishing third in passing yards with 3,739. Terrell Davis won the rushing title in 1998 by gaining 2,008 yards on the ground. Atlanta’s Jamal Anderson gained 1,846 yards respectively. Terrell Davis also led all running backs by rushing for 21 touchdowns in the regular season. Miami’s O.J. McDuffie led all receivers by catching 90 passes in the 1998 campaign. Frank Sanders was not far behind as he grabbed 89. Green Bay’s Antonio Freeman led the league in receiving yards with 1,424.
The Miami Dolphins were the best defense in the league giving up a menacing 265 points in 16 games.
Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos finished off his career year by earning the league MVP and the Offensive Player of the Year. The “Minister of Defense” Reggie White took home Defensive Player of the Year honors. Minnesota’s star wide out, Randy Moss, was awarded Offensive Rookie of the Year while Oakland defensive back, Charles Woodson, won Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Super Bowl XXXIII saw the Denver Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 to win their second Super Bowl in a row. John Elway became the oldest player in the league at 38 to win a Super Bowl MVP award as he threw for 336 yards and a touchdown.